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Confederate Rose
#149692 Nov 7th, 2007 at 05:26 PM
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4 years ago a lady in south Texas sent me this little twig about 8 inch long among other plants and said it was called a Confederate rose. The leaves are like a Hibiscus or Cotton plant leaf. The plant is about 6 foot tall now and just getting my first bloom which I think is very pretty. Can anyone verify this name or tell me what plant I have for sure. Below are 2 photo's one up close of the bloom the other showing part of the plant and some leaves when the bloom first opened.

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Re: Confederate Rose
Jimmy V #149719 Nov 7th, 2007 at 07:30 PM
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Yep that's what it is alright In the same family as Hibiscus!

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Re: Confederate Rose
Jimmy V #149721 Nov 7th, 2007 at 07:33 PM
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i'm not 100% but, i'll tell you how you can tell. if the bloom changes colors. it will start off white, turn pink, then go a deep red before it dies. and most have multiple blooms before the first bloom dies.

they grow alot like the texas star hibiscus as far at the plant formation is. and it isn't uncommon for them to get to 6-8 ft tall with a diameter of 4-6 feet at their widest. they are all over here.

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#149748 Nov 7th, 2007 at 08:37 PM
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Thanks Diane and Jiffy. Jiffy it started out a deep pink until it opened then turned the color you see here and yes their are a bunch of blooms. Diane that is it alright thanks both of you .

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Jimmy V #160230 Dec 11th, 2007 at 04:42 AM
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Oh my I have been wondering what this plant was called i used to have one of these plants and i forgot the name and was trying to find it and omg thank you for post and the pictures because withought it i probably wouldnt of found out what it was called!


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